ClipperCreek Power Sharing Product Lets You Turn One Charging Station Into Two
So you have bought an electric vehicle, and shortly thereafter added a dedicated Level 2/240V charging station to get “filled up” quick. That’s great, but this isn’t 2011 anymore, now you are adding that 2nd plug-in vehicle to start your own personal armada of EVs, or perhaps even your workplace needs to add another station to squeeze everyone in.
Do you now upgrade your home or office’s power to service two EVs, and go through the hassle and cost to add another 240V circuit?
You could of course, but ClipperCreek has introduced another option – something it calls Share2.
The way Share2 works is simple enough, as it allows any location to have 2 charge points without adding an additional 240V service.
ClipperCreek packages two of its Share2 enabled, HCS-40 charging units (32 Amp, 7.7 kW output) together allowing the L2 units to share one 40A circuit.
Once in operation, the station will offer full power (up to 7.7 kW) when only one of the EVSEs is in operation, and when a second connection is made to the other unit, power is automatically split in half (up to 3.8 kW) to charge both EVs at the same time. Once one vehicle completes its charge, the other then gets ratcheted back up to full power.
Simple enough right?
Jason France, President/Founder of ClipperCreek talks about his company’s latest offering:
“ClipperCreek’s continuous and forward-thinking innovation efforts have resulted in another market value improvement, the Share2™. This enables customers to charge two vehicles at the same time, on one branch circuit, saving considerably on installation costs.
Electric vehicles are universally loved by our customers, who quickly discover they want a second plug in vehicle. Oftentimes their service panel cannot support the power requirement for an additional vehicle. Share2™ eliminates this obstacle.”
A bundle of two stations enabled with the Share2 technology (and with a 3 year warranty) is priced from $1498, and can be purchase here.